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dinance prohibiting the vend- | so that a word of the prayer ing to, or or furnishing the could not be heard in the French with provisions, ammu-church, however it might asnition, c.

cend to heaven. The regency published an edict, forbidding all coughing, spitting, blowing of noses, during divine service. The citizens were peaceable, but from that

One hundred thousand men, under the command of the .prince of Hohenloe, are on their march to the low countries, where they will be joined with 60,000 Prufsians un-day the churches have been dr the command of the duke deserted. of Brunswick.

The following are a few particulars of the afsault :

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Lord Cornwallis, in a letter The latest answer obtained to Sir George Oakley, bart. by the French minister at Ma-c. &c. dated Camp, ten miles drid, respecting the intentions from Bangalore, Oct. 24. 1791. of that monarch. were highly gives an account of the capture descriptive of the national cha- of Nundy Durgum. racter. The king of Spain briefly represents himself as master of his own affairs, and not accountable to any other power for his actions, much lefs for his thoughts or intentions. Notwithstanding this, it does not appear, from any steps yet taken, that any afsistance will be afforded to the ex-princes from that quarter.

The firing of three guns was the signal of the storm, whilst the band, with infinite effect, played "Britons strike home." Climbing from rock to rock, and passing the deep ravines of the mountain, the party reached the summit; the enemy fled with terror and surA sample of a new sort of prize at the gallant efforts they gun-powder has been present- saw, after firing a few mufkets, ed to the national assembly of and throwing a small quantity France, the force of which has of rockets, which did no exebeen proved to be to that of cution. Captain Monson carcommon powder as 130 to 107. ried the works to the right Leyden, April 27. It is the with much gallantry. He was custom for the ministers to pray sent merely to scour the wall for the Stadtholder and fami- and the works, and prevent an ly. The inhabitants of Heuf- ensilading fire, but seeing the den, as often as the minister confusion of the enemy, he began this prayer, fhewed closely pursued them, entering their dissatisfaction by cough-five different gates immediateing, spitting, blowing the nofe, ly on their heels; a stand was and scraping with their feet, made at the last, where a kil

ledar and 200 or 300 of the enemy were killed.'

DOMESTIC.

Extract of a letter from Deal, May 7. Yesterday some boats came in from Dunkirk. They bring the melancholy intelligence, that on Thursday night the town was thrown in to the greatest consternation by the drums beating to arms, owing to a violent disagreement between a king's regiment and a regiment of the national troops, which arose to such a height, that the two parties fired on each other, and the people who brought the intelligence, fearing the consequences, fled to their boats and sailed immediately; but that the firing continued without intermifsion for a con-siderable time.'

An attempt was made on Wednesday, May 9. to fire the House of Commons, which was happily rendered abortive by the diligence of the watchman of the house.

The duke of York is ap pointed commander in chief of the third regiment of guards.

A court martial afsembled on board his majesty's fhip Brunswick in Portsmouth harbour, on the 27th of April, proceeded to inquire into the cause. and circumstance of the lofs of his majesty ship Sirius, and to try captain Hunter, her commander, her officers, and company, for their conduct on that occasion; and having heard the evidence, and completed the inquiry, the court is of opinion that the lofs of the Sirius wa not in any respect owing to mismanagement, or a want of proper attention to her safety; but that captain Hunter, her officers, and company, did every thing that was possible to be done for the preservation of his majesty's said ship Sirius, and for the good of his majesty's service; and the said captain Hunter the other officers, and company of the said fhip, are therefore honourably acquitted.

An acre of ground on the banks of the Clyde, a little be

The publisher of Mr Paine's work, on the rights of man, has received a notice of prose-low the new bridge Glasgow, cution by the attorney gene- which has been rented for ral! these sixteen years past at L. 5 a year, was lately sold by public auction, for L. 350 sterling. A striking instance of the increasing value of landed property in that part of the country.

The exhibition for this year at Somerset Place, is augmented by two additional rooms, and upwards of 200 more pic1ures than last year have been admitted. The additional rooms are the plaister gallery, and the library.

A letter was received May 2.

in town from Sierra Leone, giving an account of the safe arrival there of the company's fhip Harpy, and other vefsels which sailed from England about the beginning of the year, as well as of the fleet from Nova Scotia, with upwards of 1100 free blacks, all in good health and spirits.

A warrant has lately received the royal signature, for if suing from the treasury L. 1674 10 s. and 3 d. to Evan Nepean esq. for presents to the In

dians.

A number of the freemen of Carlisle, after timely notice given, accompanied by Mr Lowthian their attorney. proceeded on the 4th of May to Kingsmuir, near that city, and took possession of an estate there, by breaking open a gate and digging, a turf. This, it seems, is done in order that the possessor may join ifsue, and try the rights of property therein. The question also respects several other estates in that place.

men are appointed delegates from the county of Dumbarton, to meet the delegates from the other counties in Scotland, in Edinburgh, on the 2d of July next, to take into consideration the present state of the election laws of the country, viz. lord president, lord Stonefield, Mr Graham of Gartmore, Mr Campbell younger of Clawthick, and Mr Buchanan of Ardock.

On the 15th inst. a daring. and most ingeniously conducted forgery, was imposed up. on the public, as news from the East Indies. It so far answered the purpose of those concerned in the plot, as to raise India stock five, and consols two per cent.

We never remember any story (the spurious gazette excepted) to have been practised upon the public with greater succefs.

Letters were received by the court of directors, and by the secretary of state, dated from Bristol, and with the Bristol post mark, inform-. We learn from Dumbarton, ing them that a vefsel had spothat, on the 30th of last month, ken off Scilly with the Vestal a liberal subscription was en- frigate, which had been distered into to support the free-patched by Earl Cornwallis, holders of Kirkcudbright in the with the important intelligence appeal, relative to the eldest of his proceedings: That liev sons of peers being entitled tenant Abercrombie was charto vote in the election of com-ged with dispatches to governmoners, or to be chosen as ment; that the Vestal had representatives of the commons been beating up for several in Scotland. At the same days against a hard gale of meeting, the following gentle-wind from the N. E. and, be

ing disabled, lieutenant Aber crombie, fearing that he should not soon get into port, had resolved to write out a fhort abstract of his important news, to send home by the first vefsel he should meet with.

The accounts given in th letters were the most favourable that could have happened, that Tippoo Saib had been entirely defeated, and Seringapa

tam taken.

So ready are we to give credit to joyful tidings, that no doubt was entertained of the truth. The court of directors, afsembled for the ballot, announced it with three cheers. Mr Dundas was equally elevated. He ordered a letter to be sent to Lloyd's from the India House, and he himself set out post to Kew, to announce the triumphs to his majesty. Nay, so determined were men to believe the fact, that a rumour gained credit of the actual arrival of the vefsel in Plymouth sound, and a notice to this effect got upon Lloyd's bocks. Towards the evening, people began to doubt the truth of the intelligence, for a circumstance, which, in the first moment of general joy had been entirely overlooked, now presented itself with great force. No vefsel had been entered upon Lloyd's books, as arrived at Bristol for two days preceding, in consequence, the entry of the vesof the vefsel was at night erazed.

May 17. The General Af sembly of the church of Scotland met.-The right hon. the earl of Leven, his majesty's commifsioner, attended by a number of noblemen and gentlemen, walked from his lodging to the High Church (the 53d regiment and the city guard lining the streets), where he was received by the magistrates in their robes. The rev. Dr Robert Small, one of the ministers of Dundee, the late moderator, preached before the commifsioner, from Hebrews xiii. I.

"And let brotherly

love continue."

After sermon his grace went to the afsembly-room, and the members proceeded to choose a moderator for the ensuing year, when Dr Andrew Hunter, profefsor of divinity in the university and one of the ministers of Edinburgh, was unanimously chosen. His Grace's commifsion was then read, and also his majesty's letter, and warrant for L. 1000 for propagating religion in the Highlands and islands of Scotland, which were ordered to be engrofsed in the books of the Afsembly.

May 18. The foundation stone of the Glasgow infirmary was laid by the lord provost, attended by the magistrates council &c. of that place.

The whole company were dressed in black, and made a very fine appearance,

SHORT CHRONICLE

OF EVENTS.

FOREIGN.

France.

June 13. 1792.

was guarded by 100 of the gulars at an early hour in the M. BARTHELEMY has received morning, the French detached positive assurances from the scouts from their little body, council of 200 at Berne, that but these returned without the most exact neutrality will having discovered the enemy, be observed by the troops of -2500 Austrians, however, the republic, and that they soon appeared and surrounded hope a similar conduct from the town. the French.

Mareschal Rochambeau persists in demanding his dismifsal. It has been accepted.

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some musquet fhots, but the Germans fhowed their cannon -The French surrendere, and were made prisoners M. de Crillon, the elder, who war; the inhabitants were b served in Rochambeau's army armed. The Austrians re as a general officer, and M. de five wagon-loads of ammunition Beauharnois, who distinguished with them, and marched with himself so much in the expe- their prisoners to Mons-some dition against Mons, who were of the soldiers began to pillage, both members of the constitu- but they were immediately taent afsembly, constantly at- ken before the French magistached to the popular party, trates, and received in their and both of distinguished mili- presence fifty strokes of a stick tary abilities, have also given each. A party of dragoons. in their demifsion; and we rode into Valenciennes, and are afsured, that a great num-gave information of what had ber of officers of the northern taken place; the French genearmywill follow their example. rals afsembled, and it was resolved that marshal Lucknér, with 3000 men, fhould march to Bavai, while general Rochambeau put himself at the head b

On the 16th the Austrians marched to Bavai, an inconsiderable place, between Valenciennes and Maubeuge; it VOL. ix.

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